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1. First of all, thank you for taking time to answer the interview questions...

LEATHA FASE:NO PROBLEM, THANK YOU FOR TAKIN THE TIME OUT -
TO FIND OUT WHATS GOIN ON.


2. We must begin with a not so easy topic...you worked a lot with Wu-Tang Clans
U-God in the past. He was a big friend of yours and your close colleague...but if
i heard well you are no more friends. Please tell us the whole story why are you in beef
with him?

OKAY,... IMMA SAY THIS FIRST,
WHY IS THE FIRST QUESTION ABOUT ME AND THIS DUDE.
ITS NEVER "FASE,..HOW YA MUSIC DOIIN".
IM NOT TRYIN TO GAIN ANY PROPS FOR KICKIN THE CRUTCHES-
FROM A CRIPLE.
I JUST WANT MY MUSIC TO BE HEARD.
BUT HERES HOW SHITS GOIN DOWN WIT THIS DUDE,.......
FIRST OF ALL,.. SPEAKIN FOR MYSELF,...I PERSONALLY PUT IN-
YEARS OF WORK FOR THIS DUDE.
FROM HIS FIRST ALBUM "REDEMPTION" TO THIS LATEST RELEASE-
"MR.XCITEMENT"FROM PRODUCING, WRITING SONGS, HELPIN HIM-
WIT PROPER SENTENCE STUCTURE, MIXIN DOWN HIS ALBUMS, DOIN-
SHOWS,..ALL KINDA SHIT.
STREETS SHIT,..ALL THAT.
BUT THEN THIS DUDE HAD THE NERVE TO TRY TO DEGRADE-
ME AND MY TEAM IN AN ONLINE INTERVIEW,...
(BELOW)


Whats
going on with everyone else from Hillside Scramblers?

Those are
my peoples from the projects. I tried to give them a shot and a chance
to do their damn thing. What happened with those dudes is they dont have
no money and they think Im supposed to give them money for every fucking
thing they do. Thats not the case. I got babies to take care of. I dont
need no 35-year-old or 27-year-old babies coming to me for money or "can
you pick me up?" When we were first coming up in Wu-tang, we had
to get there ourselves and we had to come out of our own pockets with
money. If dudes cant show initiative, I cant work with them.

THATS HOW HE FEELS ABOUT MY TEAM.
HE COULD HAVE CALLED ME OR CAME TO ME AND WE COULDVE-
SPOKE LIKE MEN.
INSTEAD HE DID THE SAME THING HE DID TO "RZA" AND THE REST-
OF THE "WU-TANG.
TRYNNA TO SLaNDER A NIGGAS NAME AND SHIT.

3. And personally how it touched you that someone who was close to you made this
with you?

THE FACT THAT HE HAD ANYTHING TO SAY WITHOUT SAYIN IT-
TO ME FIRST.
I DIDNT EVEN SEE THE INTERVIEW UNTIL MY BROTHER BROUGHT-
THE SHIT TO MY ATTENTION CAUSE HE PEEPED IT ON WU-CORP.
ALSO FANS AND OTHER PEOPLE WAS E-MAILIN THE SHIT TO ME-
ASKIN "HOW COULD THIS NIGGA SAY SOME SHIT LIKE THAT??"
REFERERIN TO THIS SHIT,..
(BELOW)

Going
back to the album, how was it working on "Its a Wrap" with
Letha Face from Hillside Scramblers?

Letha Face
is my man. Its like Batman and Robin. When we come together, its a different
story. Were off the meat-rack! Hes the illest nigga on Staten Island.
Hes nice on the beats, but I dont know how his work ethic is, so I have
to step back and do me. Some people liked their album, some didnt. I
dont care what you think. Everybody aint going to like me. Everybody
aint going to like the Wu. Thats one thing that you have to admit to
yourself. You cant get everybody to like you. If you could, youd be
a bad motherfucker.

AS A MAN,..HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO TAKE THAT???
HOW WOULD YOU???
KNOWIN WHATS COMMIN OUTTA HIS MOUTH IS FALSE AND-
HAVIN NO REASON FOR SAYIN THE SHIT.

4. He is in beef with the whole Hillside Scramblers or only with you?

I WOULDNT SAY "STREET BEEF"UNLESS HE COME AT ME-
BUT YEA,...ITS WIT ALL OF THEM.
IM SAYIN,..YOU READ THE INTEVIEW DIDNT YOU???
(BELOW)
Whats
going on with everyone else from Hillside Scramblers?

Those are
my peoples from the projects. I tried to give them a shot and a chance
to do their damn thing. What happened with those dudes is they dont have
no money and they think Im supposed to give them money for every fucking
thing they do. Thats not the case. I got babies to take care of. I dont
need no 35-year-old or 27-year-old babies coming to me for money or "can
you pick me up?" When we were first coming up in Wu-tang, we had
to get there ourselves and we had to come out of our own pockets with
money. If dudes cant show initiative, I cant work with them.



I HAPPEN TO BE "27"AND D.J.HOMICIDE IS "35"
YOU WOULDNT KNOW THAT,..BUT DID HE THINK I WOULDNT???
(BELOW)
(I got babies to take care of. I dont
need no 35-year-old or 27-year-old babies coming to me for money.)

AS FAR AS MONEY,....
I AINT SEE NO BREAD SINCE THE "REDEMPTION" ALBUM.
EVERYTHIN I WORKED ON AFTER THAT,....NOTHIN.
HE KNOWS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT....
[YOU KNOW NIGGA]
BUT I AINT THE TYPE TO AIR OUT NIGGAS SHIT TO THE MASSES-
NAH-MEAN???
LIKE HE BE DOIN AND SHIT.

5. On the "Rise of a fallen Soldier" DVD i saw that you are like friends till death like
brothers...and after that it is strange to hear that your friendship is end...what do you
think there is any chance in the future you make a peace?

LIKE I SAID BEFORE,..
IT AINT NO "BEEF" LIKE I WANNA GET AT HIM.
BUT SINCE HE WANTED TO SAY WHAT HE SAID,..
HELL JUST HAVE TO HEAR ME EXPRESS MYSELF LYRICLY.
HE MADE THIS SHIT WHAT IT IS,....

6. And now what is your relationship with the rest of the Wu-fam?

I GOT NO PROBLEMS WIT THEM,..AS LONG AS THEY AINT GOT A PROBLEM WIT ME.
{SHIT,...YOU SHOULD BE ASKIN HIM THAT}
I RESPECT THEIR MOVEMENT AND SUPPORT THEM TOO.
THEY BRANG LIGHT TO STATEN ISLAND.

7. In your crew you rap with your own brother, Kawz...please tell us what do you think
what are the similarities between you and him on the aspect of the rapping-style and the
lyrics?

WELL, HIS STYLE IS BASED ON A STYLE THAT WE CALL "DRUG DEALER RAP..."
IT IS A HARDCORE, FORM OF POETRY, COMING FROM A REAL LIFE POINT OF VIEW...
WITH A RAPID BUILD UP OF WITTY WORDPLAY FOR A TWIST...
THE DRUG DEALERS WHEN WE GREW UP USED TO BE IN THE BUILDING HALLWAYS,
JUST SPITTINABOUT THEIR LIFE AS FAR AS THE SITUATIONS THEY GO THROUGH
IN THEIR EVERYDAT STRUGGLE AS A HUSTLER IN THE STREETS...
KAWZ COMES WITH THAT FIRE AND REALISM IN HIS VOICE AND STYLE THAT THE AVERAGE
MALE OR FEMALE FROM THE REAL WORLD CAN FEEL... SO, YOU CAN SAY THAT KAWZ IS
A DICTATOR OF STREET GOSPEL IN A SENSE... AS FAR AS ME... MY STYLE IS BASED ON "DRUG DEALER RAP" ALSO...
IVE BEEN THROUGH ALOT IN MY LIFE... SOME REAL SHIT... SOME SHIT THAT I DONT DARE DISCUSS ON NO
INTERVIEWS., LET ALONE TRY TO ACT TOUGH OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ITS JUST THAT IM SO FROM THE STREETS
THAT MY ANGER AND FUSTRATION CAN BE FELT ON THE MIC... SO IVE BEEN TOLD... MY AGRESSION WHEN I SPIT
IS BASED ON PURE RAW ENERGY. I WILL ALWAYS COME WITH A STRONG FORCE ON ANY SONG... EITHER HARDCORE
OR CLUB, SONGS FOR THE FEMALES AND EVEN ON SOME STREET EDUCATIONAL SHIT. I WANT TO MAKE ALL TYPES OF
HARDCORE RAP MUSIC IN THE FUTURE. I THINK I CAN EDUCATE AS WELL AS TELL THE ACTUAL TRUTH IN ITS
RAWEST FORM. WITH EVERY NEGATIVE ISSUE, THERE IS A POSITIVE IN MY MUSIC... EVEN THOUGH I DO GO FULL FORCE
ON THE HARDCORE RAP...

8. Who started first to rapping, you or him? Or you started it together?

WELL, I ACTUALLY STARTED FIRST. BUT HE WAS ALWAYS INTO MUSIC AS WELL. PLUS HES SMART AS A MOTHER
FUCKER... HE CAN PUT WORDS TOGETER LIKE A PRO, PLUS HE LIVES THAT REAL LIFE SUCH AS MYSELF... HES
GONNA BE A PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE ONCE I GET IN THE RIGHT POSITION...


9. I remember back in the day i heard you rapping on the track "Glide" with U-God...it was
heavy as hell!! How you remember on that song today? What means to you that song?

AS FAR AS "GLIDE", IT WAS GREAT RECORDING THAT SONG WITH U-GOD... I SAY THAT WITH THE UPMOST RESPECT
FOR THAT DUDE, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE AT WAR... THAT SONG PROVED TO ME THAT I CAN SPIT AS HARD AS A MULTI-
PLATINUM ARTIST OR EVER HARDER THAN THAT... YOU KNOW THE SONG, LISTEN TO THE LYRICS CAREFULLY... I WAS
SPITTIN THAT PLASMA ON THAT SHIT... PLUS, THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLE DAYS... I MISS THEM... LOL!


10. If my infos are correct you are working now on your own mixtape. Please introduce it
to us...

YEA,...ITS CALLED,"DOG-U" THE FALL OF A RISING SOLDIER.


11. I know you produce a lot of beats, you will make all of that to your mixtape? If not
who?

WELL,..ME MYSELF, D.J.HOMICIDE, 4TH DISCIPLE AND VARIOUS INSTRUMENTALS-
FROM OTHER ARTIST IN THE INDUSTY.


12. Any guest appearances on you mixtape?


AS OF NOW,, JUST THE SCRAMBLERS CAUSE I DONT REALLY WANNA BRING ANYONE-
INTO THE WHOLE "DOG-U" SITUATION.
THIS TIME AROUND I GOTTA TAKE CHARGE AND SCATCH THIS ITCH [U-GOD]-
AND KEEP MOVIN FORWARD WIT MY CAREER AND MY TEAMS MOVMENT.


13. As for the lyrics...you wrote a lot about the "U-God thing"? And outside of this what
we could waiting for the lyrics?

IF YOU ASKIN ME ABOUT A "DISS SONG"THATS NOT WHAT IT IS,...
FOR HIS DISRESPECT TO ME AND MY TEAM HE WILL PAY WIT HIS CAREER-
AS FAR A LYRICS,...MY CAREER IS NOT BASED ON BASHING "U-GOD"-
BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE SONG "DOG-U"IS LETTIN HIM KNOW TO-
NEVER DISRESPECT MY TEAM OR ME AGAIN.
BUT IF THE DUDE REPLIES,.... THEN ILL END HIS LEGACY.


14. Whats the deal with King-Just now? What projects he is involved now and on what album he is
working now?

I GOTTA ADIMT THAT "KING JUST" TOLD ME FROM JUMP STREET THAT-
"U-GOD" WAS A FUNNY STYLE DUDE,..
FOR THE RECORD (MY FIRST TIME EVER ON THE RACKS WAS ON HIS FIRST ALBUM)
"MYSTICS OF THE GOD"
AND HES CURRENTLY WORKIN ON HIS SECOND ALBUM "THE COMMODE"
HE ALSO HIS OWN MOVMENT CALLED (I.C.U)"IRON CURTAIN UNITED"
IT HAS A PROMISIN FUTURE.

15. Any other future plans we not mentioned?

IM WORKIN ON MY SOLO ALBUM AND THE NEW HILLSIDE SCRAMBLER ALBUM.

16. Besides your crew, who are the musicians you recommend to the listeners from Staten Island?

TRIFE AND THE THEODORE UNIT, KILLAH SIN, CASTRO, DEEPSHIT, 2-4 WAR-
ENTERTAINMENT, HOUSEGANG UNDRDOGGZ, CARTON FISK, DONNIE CASH,-
J-MAUL, RUTHLESS BASTARDS, DOM-P, LOUNGER L.O.E, SHYHIEM THERES SO MANY MORE-
THAT I DONT WANNA DISS NOBODY AND LEAVE THEM OUT,... SO IMA STOP.

17. Any messages to the Hungarian fans?

WOW,...
I NEVER KNEW I HAD ANY HUNGARIAN FANS,..
THANKS FOR THOSE THAT SUPPORT AND FEEL MY MUSIC AND MY MOVMENT.
HOPEFULLY ONEDAY I COULD BE OUT THERE TO PERFOM FOR MY FANS.
AGAIN THANKS
AND BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PROJECTS FROM "LEATHAFASE" AND THE-
HILLSIDE SCRAMBLERS.

18. Fase, thank you for the interview, i hope you enjoyed it..

THE PLEASURE WAS ALL MINE,...THANK YOU

props to Kawz and Chambermusik/bela from Myspace

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